Carmen Fariña's ugly lie about which kids charters help
from New York Post (commentary)
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña keeps making accusations that discredit and disparage students who attend charter schools. As a mother of special-needs students in both district and charter schools, I want to finally put this myth to bed. In a radio interview, Fariña said: "When you look at the parents who make it their business to enter a lottery, that already predetermines a certain section of the population." The teachers union and other critics of charter schools often make this charge to imply that the academic gains made by students have nothing to do with the school — and that charters are shutting out disadvantaged students in the process.
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